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Croton Point Park

 
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TheCuban
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:38 pm    Post subject: Croton Point Park Reply with quote

Water: Hudson River, flat to choppy water.
Beach: Lots of obstacles.
Weather: Summer is nice and warm. Winter very cold. Spring and autumn wetsuit needed, winter can bee too cold.
Wind:
North: sideonshore
Northwest: onshore
West: sideonshore
Southwest: sideshore
South: sideoffshore
Southeast: offshore
East: sideoffshore
Northeast: sideshore
Works only in North and easterly winds. Winds come with depression of any strenght. Summer lighter, good in spring and autumn. Usually onshore, gusty winds.
How to get there:
From New York drive North along the East side of the Hudson River on the 9/9A or Briarcliff Peekskill Parkway. Exit at Croton Point Park and get to the northeast end of the park.
Rules & Restrictions:
Onshore gusty winds, trees, posts, signs, fence, driftwood and other debris on beach. Advanced kiteboarders only!



Resources; www.kitebeaches.com


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Eats Reply with quote

Kite & Dine

Monteverde Restaurant: http://monteverderestaurant.com
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy ; $$$$
Awesome view of the Hudson River, great food, great service, beautiful setting. Located north of the park, worth the extra drive. Be sure to try the desserts.

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant: Briarcliff Manor, on Rte. 9.
Mad ; $$
Mediocre food, bad service, noisy.

Next exit off 9, north of Croton Park exit, RTE. 129 in strip mall:
Azul Mexican Grill: heard from a local it is not too good. But could be an OK take out option.
Gourmet shop in this strip mall looks like a great place to get prepared food for lunch or dinner.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Park fee Reply with quote

There is an $8 parking fee to get into the park. If you come in after 4:30, you don't have to pay.

If you think you will be there fairly often (there is also camping and cabins there), you can buy a membership fee for $45. It is good for 3 years and lets you into the park for $4 plus discounted camping fees.

More info: http://www.westchestergov.com/parks/ParksLocations02/CrotonPointPark.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kite/Feet killer seed pods on the beach


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: nasty waterchestnuts Reply with quote

Maybe this is what one of the locals was referring to when he mentioned looking out for stuff in the water?? I did notice all the local kiters were wearing booties...I pointed this out to Joe before he went out: who BTW did get his foot punctured. In addition to the waterchestnuts, there were also glass on the beach and a syringe (no needle).

I think they are more nasty than the crab carapaces on kitebeach.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, you guys are truly, THE SHIT!!

thanks for pics of parking and launching, but the tip, and photo, of them killer seed pods... that shit's insane!

looks like a gorgeous place to kite. you lucky bastards beat me to all of them.

what's your favorite place so far?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Second Croton Point Park site? Reply with quote

Has anyone checked out the alternate site at Croton Point Park?

Big shallow bay, no swimmers, etc... , isolated beach. At the most there might be a few small fishing boats in the entire shallow bay.

Park at the head of the RV park. There's a parking lot just before the RV area. Walk down the road a short ways to the beach. Winds primarily coming up the Hudson right into the beach.

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